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Panthers take region title, four local teams advance

The Carolina Forest girls golf team captured the Region 6-5A championship Tuesday at Wachesaw Plantation East Golf Club as all four local teams qualified for next week;s Lower State tournament. The Panthers shot a team total of 320 to edge host St. James by six strokes, using their depth to take the team title. Mia Gray and Victoria Callahan (74s) tied for second medalist honors, and teammates... 

NMB nips rival MB by one stroke to win region crown

Monday’s Region 6-4A girls golf tournament came down to a single stroke as host North Myrtle Beach captured the title over rival Myrtle Beach. Led by medalist and region player of the year Cara Hilburn, who shot a low round of 82 at Eagles Nest Golf Course, the Chiefs tallied a team total of 388 to the Seahawks’ 389. Hilburn’s seventh-grade sister Sydney Hilburn also earned all-tournament... 

Tuesday Roundup: Wins for CF golf, NMB volleyball

The reigning Class 4A state champion North Myrtle Beach High volleyball team launched its Region 6-4A title defense Tuesday with a 3-0 sweep of its biggest rival. The Chiefs defeated Myrtle Beach 25-18, 25-9, 25-17 to win their region opener over the Seahawks. The two teams have combined to win the last two state titles. Raegan Matney and Anna Rabon led the Chiefs with 9 kills each followed by... 

Welch wins World Am in East/West Coast shootout

William Welch (West Islip, N.Y.) shot a net 69 (gross 85) to win the Flight Winners’ Playoff at the 36th Annual PlayGolfMyrtleBeach.com World Amateur Handicap Championship Friday at Barefoot Resort’s Dye Course. Welch bested James Juden (Lancaster, Calif.) by a shot to emerge from a field of 3,215 golfers and claim the title of World Champion. Patrick Yoe (Athens, Ga.), Michael Thompson (Columbia,... 

Perfect conditions greet thousands for World Am

Beautiful weather greeted the 3,215 golfers participating in the 36th annual PlayGolfMyrtleBeach.com World Amateur Handicap Championship Monday morning as they began their quest to claim the mantle of World Champion. A 72-hole, net stroke play event, the World Am attracted players from 49 states and 20 countries to compete in the game’s most popular and inclusive amateur golf tournament. The... 

Gray becomes first Chant to win SCGA Amateur title

Coastal Carolina rising sophomore Tyler Gray carded four-straight rounds of under par to capture the individual title at the 88th annual South Carolina Golf Association (SCGA) Amateur Championship this weekend, Aug. 1-4, held at the Thornblade Club in Greer. Gray posted rounds of 67, 66, 67 and 68 to finish the event with a 72-hole score of 268, -16 under par. He finished four strokes ahead of... 

Grand Strand dominates state golf course rankings

Hole 12 Golfweek has unveiled its annual list of the “Best Courses You Can Play” in each state, and Myrtle Beach again dominated the ranking of South Carolina’s best public courses. Nine of the Palmetto State’s top 15 public layouts were located along the Grand Strand, according Golfweek, highlighting the depth and quality of the area’s offerings. Myrtle Beach courses were led by the... 

Seahawks let state golf title slip from their grip

Sports can be both heartwarming and heartbreaking. The full range of emotions hit home within a 48-hour period for two Myrtle Beach High boys’ teams last week. Only two days after the Seahawks’ tennis squad made an inspirational run to the Class 4A state championship as a tribute to late coach Rivers Lynch, the golf team experienced the flip side of the sports coin by falling just short... 

MB golf team flying high, riding ties to state tourney

The Myrtle Beach High boys golf team is tying its way to the Class 4A state championship match. After earning the title of co-champs in both the Region 6-4A and Class 4A Lower State tournaments, the Seahawks look to claim sole possession of the state title Monday and Tuesday at The Barony Golf Course in Hilton Head Island. The run began after tying Hartsville as co-region champs on April 29, and... 

Monday After The Masters celebrates 25th anniversary

The team led by former NFL player Jimbo Covert and PGA Tour player Billy Hurley won a scorecard playoff to break a four-way tie and capture the 25th anniversary Hootie & the Blowfish Monday After the Masters Celebrity Pro-Am on a sun-drenched Dye Course at Barefoot Resort & Golf. Teams captained by Covert and Hurley, Paige Spiranac and Dave Ross, Matt NeSmith and Edwin McCain, and Mark... 
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